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Bok! Bok! Boom! (Kung Pow Chicken Series #2)
     

Bok! Bok! Boom! (Kung Pow Chicken Series #2)

by Cyndi Marko
 

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Gordon Blue's mom drags him to a night at the opera. The show turns fowl though when its star singer, Honey Comb, is chicknapped! The evil Dr. Screech plans to turn the singer's super-high voice into a supersonic weapon. It's up to Kung Pow Chicken to rescue Honey!

Overview

Gordon Blue's mom drags him to a night at the opera. The show turns fowl though when its star singer, Honey Comb, is chicknapped! The evil Dr. Screech plans to turn the singer's super-high voice into a supersonic weapon. It's up to Kung Pow Chicken to rescue Honey!

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Praise for Let's Get Cracking!:

An Amazon Best Book of the Month, January 2014

• "Marko's debut is a perfectly puntastic page-turner. Hybrids of comics and traditional pictures, the goofy all-color illustrations propel the fast-moving, high-interest story. 'Ham and eggs!' --you don't want to miss this!" -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"This hilarious kickoff to the Kung Pow Chicken series [is] just the thing for beginning readers." -- Publishers Weekly

"Step aside, Captain Underpants! There is a new hero in town--this time, with feathers.... Fresh, funny, and packed with full-color illustrations, this new transitional series will be an instant hit with readers looking for silly fun and a touch of mystery." -- Booklist

"Frequent poultry plays on words are sure to ellicit giggles from young readers. This [series] will have broad appeal among independent readers who have outgrown easy readers but are not yet ready for books relying more on text than illustration." -- School Library Journal

Praise for Bok! Bok! Boom!:

An Amazon Big Spring Book, 2014

"Plenty of punny action in the colorful mix of comic panels and short paragraphs of text. Fans will be glad Kung Pow has at least two more adventures on the way." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Jokes and puns will keep the attention of eager new readers looking for a fast-paced, funny adventure with unlikely superheroes." -- School Library Journal

Praise for The Birdy Snatchers:

An Amazon Editor's Pick, Summer 2014

Children's Literature - Sylvia Firth
Second grader Gordon Blue (a chicken) is the main character is this tale, which combines the customary book form with the format of a comic book. It is the fourth title in a series called “Kung Pow Chicken” whose premise is encouraging beginning readers to read independently. The plot centers on the chicken-napping of famed opera star Honey Comb. While performing in their hometown of Fowladelphia, famed scientist, Dr. Screech plucks Honey Comb from the stage via a huge metal hook. Like Superman, Gordon can be transformed into a super hero named Kung Pow Chicken by changing into a costume he keeps in his ever present lunchbox. After many harrowing events, Kung Pow, with the help of his brother Benny, who becomes his sidekick Egg Drop, the boys manage to rescue Honey Comb. A side plot concerns newspaper reporter, Sam Snood who is offering a reward to anyone who can disclose the identity of our hero and his companion. Moving quickly and often humorously from scene to scene and with dialogue in circles above the heads of the characters, young readers are sure to be entertained. The quirky, comic book style illustrations fit well with the text. As there is always a need for books to assist young readers, put this title on the primary purchase list. Reviewer: Sylvia Firth; Ages 6 to 8.
School Library Journal
03/01/2014
Gr 2–5—In this second book of the series, superhero chicken, Gordon Bleu, and his little brother Benny (still partially in his super-strength shell) come to the aid of Miss Honey Comb, a well-loved opera singer in Fowladelphia when she is chicknapped by the evil Dr. Screech. Dr. Screech plans to use her super-loud voice and his megaphone to shake the city to bits. Gordon Bleu and Benny save Miss Honey Comb and Fowladelphia and make it home by dinnertime. Full-color comic-style illustrations with short blocks of text may help readers transition from beginning chapter books to traditional chapter books. Many jokes and puns will keep the attention of eager new readers looking for a fast-paced, funny adventure with unlikely superheroes.—Lindsay Persohn, University of South Florida, Tampa

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545610636
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
03/25/2014
Series:
Kung Pow Chicken Series , #2
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
129,394
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
520L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author


Cyndi Marko studied Fine Arts at Okanagan University College and she also studied Graphic Design and Prepress Technology at Humber College in Toronto. KUNG POW CHICKEN is her first children's book series. She currently lives in Canada.

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